GBPN teams bringing the Theory of Change to life through a collaborative work approach.
“We put our heads together to see how we could best represent what we do, how we do it and what is the impact achieved. In our ToC we have tried to answer questions like what will make the greatest impact? What will accelerate the change? How do we work?” Ms O’Hagan said.
“We have simplified the process for ourselves as well as anybody who wants to know what our amazing organisation does.”
Understanding our Theory of Change
We have built trust with philanthropists for over a decade and are now sought after for guidance on where to invest for maximum impact. We work in partnership with philanthropy to create a strategy that aggregates impact. We believe in a bottom-up approach, with our people being key drivers of change in their communities. We emphasise the importance of local expertise and a network effect, where ambitious goals are achieved through collaboration with people, organisations, stakeholders and governments. Our network is composed of trusted experts and voices, which has allowed us to take on ambitious projects such as policy reform and market transformation in the pursuit of decarbonisation of the building sector.
We craft policies with a long-term perspective, recognising its crucial role in supporting market transformation. We are particularly dedicated to ensuring a just transition, striving to enhance access to sustainable buildings for everyone, not just the affluent. From a public policy standpoint, we place significant emphasis on the drivers of health and resilience. We are creating new knowledge by trying to do things in novel ways, and also exploring new innovative methods to facilitate change.
Intermediate outcomes are crucial in our pursuit of zero emissions buildings and combating climate change. Rapid policy adoption, mandating zero emissions for all buildings, is paramount. Equally vital is ensuring inclusive finance for sustainable building projects. We emphasise private sector commitment to drive ambitious sustainability goals, fostering government confidence in setting higher standards. Additionally, our focus on resilient, affordable housing addresses the urgent impact of climate-related extremes. Our commitment to knowledge and innovation, and capacity building for stakeholders accelerates progress.
The breakthrough outcomes are the effects of our process of change. Governments at all levels adopt ambitious zero-emissions policies for buildings, with collaboration between the public and private sectors to ensure sustainable financing. Developers commit to zero-emissions standards. National building codes prioritise healthy and resilient buildings, aligned with complementary policies, emphasising universal access as a social contract and a commitment to human rights. We focus on achieving efficient coordination and networking among change-makers, with funding supporting these goals, aiming for new buildings to achieve zero emissions by 2030 and all buildings to achieve zero emissions by 2050.
Find out more about our strategy for bottom-up policy reform.